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Offline jenniferscase

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Programs Slowing System
« on: January 15, 2019, 02:28:24 PM »
Hi, wow, been running Avast a lot and Keeps bugging me to remove certain Drivers and Applications, some of these are Mother Board driver to make the system see the motherboard. Network Driver to connect to the internet, so Avast says my Killer Network driver is slowing my system down.  So if I remove that I can not connect to the internet, wonders what the mentality here is.  Nextly my audio Driver it helps me be able to hear things on my system so take that off, then how do I hear things with no driver, Video Driver nVidia and that allows me to use certain aspects of the Video card to run things, so remove that how can things run without it?? Lets see what else, wonders can post the jpegs to show what I mean.  Nope can't oh well anyway there are at least 20 things that keep my system running and seems Avast thinks they seem to be slowing my system down??   How can this be with Vital applications and drivers to make things work and claim the very things to keep the system working are whats causing the problem???    Anyone else see a problem here?????
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Re: Programs Slowing System
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 08:41:02 PM »
'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'.

Example:  Never have run a registry cleaner.

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Re: Programs Slowing System
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 09:28:29 PM »
Maybe it would help to do a custom install and eliminate all those paid items.
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Re: Programs Slowing System
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 12:36:00 PM »
Hi, wow, been running Avast a lot and Keeps bugging me to remove certain Drivers and Applications, some of these are Mother Board driver to make the system see the motherboard. Network Driver to connect to the internet, so Avast says my Killer Network driver is slowing my system down.  So if I remove that I can not connect to the internet, wonders what the mentality here is.  Nextly my audio Driver it helps me be able to hear things on my system so take that off, then how do I hear things with no driver, Video Driver nVidia and that allows me to use certain aspects of the Video card to run things, so remove that how can things run without it?? Lets see what else, wonders can post the jpegs to show what I mean.  Nope can't oh well anyway there are at least 20 things that keep my system running and seems Avast thinks they seem to be slowing my system down??   How can this be with Vital applications and drivers to make things work and claim the very things to keep the system working are whats causing the problem???    Anyone else see a problem here?????

Hi,

this is probably a misunderstanding of one of the functionality of Avast Cleanup product which is being offered through Antivirus.
Programs on the list you mentioned and also attached as a screenshot are listed there to show you that they could be potentially "put to sleep" which in other words mean that you could disable their respective services, background processes or scheduled tasks and thus save some PC resources while you not need particular program to run on the background (assuming that you don't work with them at that time).
This functionality works in a way that you have to select which programs you would like to put to sleep and then they are disabled if you don't work with them directly or they are awaken (enabled) back once you will interact with them directly (e.g. start the particular program).
There is not said or written that you should remove these programs, as you could see on the attached screenshot the detail of the offer in AV says: "Programs slowing down your PC. Safely put their background and startup services to sleep to boost speed."

If you would need to clarify it further, please let me know.

Thank you.

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Re: Programs Slowing System
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 07:53:35 PM »
Might be a good idea to follow bob3160's advice since you don't have valid license for Avast Clean-Up.  Modifying what is installed (using a Custom Install) in Avast and deselecting what you don't need or want will/should remove the pop-up about Avast Clean-Up and any other features not needed. 

Reboot afterwards.

My preference is to peruse program start-ups periodically, and disable the ones that I can have run only when needed, but otherwise are not running at system start-up. 

Starting up a disabled start-up program may add a few seconds to see its gui (program) but it still works perfectly. 

I run it only when I want to. 

I don't use programs like Clean-Up.

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